Ottawa Theatre Review: Sock’n’Buskin Presents: Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express is a classic Agatha Christie murder-mystery. From Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s website: “Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Steel Magnolias by Three Sisters Theatre Company

The latest Three Sisters Theatre Company production is now running at The Gladstone Theatre. Steel Magnolias by Robert Harding is based on a true story of ‘unpredictable and undefinable’ southern women and the strength of both womanhood and their friendship. The Venue: The Gladstone Theatre is in the heart of Ottawa’s Little Italy and although …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Orpheus Musical Theatre Presents: Dreamgirls

This weekend saw the opening for Orpheus Musical Theatre’s second show of the season: Dreamgirls. I haven’t seen the film or the stage production before, which I think is a good thing; I enjoy seeing live shows without prior knowledge of them that might influence my review! The Venue: Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, if you’re …

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2024 Ottawa Bluesfest Line-Up Has Been Released!

It’s that time again! Ottawa’s highly anticipated annual lineup announcement for Ottawa Bluesfest has been released! Pre-sale tickets are available on Friday, March 1st at 10am, so get your festival passes early! Check out the newly redesigned VIP section as well as the added platinum level package with some amazing features! But first….here’s who’s coming!! …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Sock ‘n’ Buskin Theatre Presents: The Outsiders

The Outsiders, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, is based on the classic novel by S.E Hinton. A firm, violent line divides two castes of people: the Greasers, a group of lower-class trouble-makers, and the Socials, a group of upper-middle classers, living the seemingly picture-perfect life- but not everything is as it seems. The …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Mary Poppins by Orpheus Musical Theatre

Orpheus Musical Theatre, Canada’s OLDEST community musical theatre organization, kicked of its 2023/24 season last week with their presentation of the Broadway musical Mary Poppins. This musical is based on the Mary Poppins children’s books by P.L Travers, as well as the hugely popular (and for many: nostalgic!) 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and …

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Reverence and Remembrance

On Saturday, November 11th, 2023, crowds of thousands lined the streets surrounding the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, in temperatures just above zero, to honour those who have bravely served our country in the Canadian Armed Forces. Also present were the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General, …

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